Guided Tours

Visitors on a ranger-led streetscape tour walk by Little Rock Central High School.
A streetscape tour is a guided, walking interpretive tour that shares the story of the Little Rock Nine, desegregation, education and civil rights. Streetscape tours do not have access into Little Rock Central High School. 

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Reservations for Daily Streetscape Tours
  • As a result of the continued elevated risks related to the COVID-19 virus, all scheduled streetscape tours and all National Historic Site operations do not include access into Little Rock Central High School until further notice.
  • A streetscape tour is a guided, walking interpretive tour that will share the story of the Little Rock Nine, desegregation, education and the civil rights movement without access into Little Rock Central High School.
  • Daily streetscape tours must be scheduled in advance and only allow for a maximum of ten (10) total participants.
  • Daily streetscape tours are only offered at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM CST/CDT.
  • Your place on a daily streetscape tour is by a confirmed reservation only and must be secured a minimum of forty-eight hours (2 days) in advance. Stretscape tours MAY not be offered on federal holidays or during LRCHS winter or spring breaks, so please confirm availability when reserving in advance.


Streetscape tours start at the Visitor Center located at 2120 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive; the Visitor Center offers free parking and can accommodate cars, buses and RVs.

Streetscape tours may involve crossing two streets at an intersection to reach Little Rock Central High School. Paved crosswalks and sidewalks connect the visitor center to Little Rock Central High School and are accessible. Streetscape tours may involve several periods of time outdoors in various temperatures; in the event of inclement weather, tours may either be modified to stay inside the visitor center.

The route of the streetscape tour may go onto the grounds of Little Rock Central High School, the grounds of the Magnolia Mobil Station, into the Commemorative Garden and/or to the Elizabeth Eckford Bus Bench, all of which are accessible. The landing at the main entrance to Little Rock Central High School is not accessible.

Please note that streetscape tours are not focused on LRCHS and its architecture. Streetscape tours are focused on the story of the Little Rock Nine, desegregation and the civil rights movement.

Steps to reserve a streetscape tour:

Call (501) 374-1957; when reserving a tour, please be prepared with the following information or leave this in your recorded message:
*Name for individual or name for the group
*Number of people (maximum of 10 total participants per scheduled tour)
*Contact phone number (preferably a cell phone you will have on the day of your streetscape tour)
*Email address (for confirmation)
*Any special needs or ADA accessibility needs (the site has a wheelchair available to use during a streetscape tour)


We will reserve and confirm the date, time, number and other details with you via an emailed confirmation.

Last updated: December 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Little Rock Central High School NHS
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive

Little Rock, AR 72202-5212

Phone:

501.374.1957

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